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How to Type Pinyin

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ID: 2920 Intermediate
We recently made a lesson on adding a new keyboard to your iOS device titled "How to Add a New Keyboard on iOS" (2910).In this lesson, we're discussing the most popular Chinese input method: Pinyin. Specifically, the dialogue involves a friend teaching another friend how to input Chinese using pinyin, and how you don't need to specify tones. She also teaches some tips and tricks on how to write pinyin much much faster.
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手写 shǒuxiě handwriting
输入 shūrù to input
步骤 bùzhòu step
zhǎo to find
shǒuxiě shūrù zài chē shàng yòng zhēn bù fāngbiàn !
It's really inconvenient to use handwriting input on the bus!
nà yòng pīnyīn shūrù ā 。
Just use pinyin input then.
yě duì ,nà ...shūrù hànyǔ pīnyīn hé xiě hànyǔ pīnyīn bùzhòu yīyàng ma ?wǒ yǐqián yòng guò ,cháng zhǎobudào yào yòng de zì 。
Oh yeah, then... are the steps for inputting Hanyu pinyin and writing Hanyu pinyin the same? I used it before and I could often not find the right character.
bùzhòu shì chàbuduō ,dōu shì xiān shū shēngmǔ ,zài shū yùnmǔ 。bùguò jiànpán shàng de ”U ”shì “wū ”de shēngyīn ,nǐ yào shūrù “yū “zhè ge shēngyīn děi yòng “V ”dàitì 。
The steps are more or less the same, for both you first enter the initial consonant, then you enter the medial or final vowel sound. But the "u" in the character "乌" is mapped to the "U" on the keyboard, if you want to input the "ü" in the character "瘀", you have to replace it with a "V".
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